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Young Israel of Fort Lee Adult Study Institute to Host Lunch-n-Learn

The Young Israel of Fort Lee will hold a Lunch-n-Learn featuring speaker Rabbi Benjamin Yablok on Monday, November 2, at noon. The topic will be “The World of Sephardic Jewry: An introduction to Sephardic Jewish history, culture and customs through artifacts and memorabilia.”

Rabbi Yablock, a noted educator, was a faculty member at both the Westchester Hebrew High School and the Seattle Hebrew Academy. After serving as the principal of the Scranton Hebrew Day School, he assumed the position of associate principal of the Manhattan Day School for the next 25 years, from which he recently retired. He is a collector of historical artifacts and memorabilia which he uses in his presentations of such topics as “The History of Eretz Yisrael,” “The Prophets,” “The Talmud” and “The History of Christianity and Islam” to illustrate his presentations.

Q & A and a light lunch will follow.

The Young Israel of Fort Lee is located at 1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee.

‘Kids Kicking Cancer’ Founder to Speak at Rinat

On Shabbat, October 31, 2015, Cong. Rinat Yisrael will host Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, founder of “Kids Kicking Cancer,” a program that helps sick children use the martial arts as a platform for meditation in order to face the fear and anger that accompanies their pain.

In 2014, Rabbi Goldberg was featured as a top ten CNN hero. In 2004, he was awarded the nation’s highest honor in community public health, the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader’s award.

Rabbi Goldberg will be speaking at all three morning minyanim. In addition, at 8:45pm Saturday night, he will lead his highly acclaimed “Breath Brake Seminar” that teaches people how to live longer and defeat stress (length: 60 minutes). Executives of major companies have described this event as having had a profound influence on their lives.

Susan Nelson Glasser Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration To Be Held at Shomrei Torah

Congregation Shomrei Torah presents its 7th Annual Susan Nelson Glasser Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration on Sunday, November 8, at 7 p.m. The featured film, “Displaced: Miracle at St. Ottilien,” recounts the compelling story of Robert Hilliard and Edward Herman. These two young U.S. Army privates took enormous risks to aid displaced Jews encamped under horrific conditions at St. Ottilien monastery, near the Landsberg DP camp. The privates’ heroic efforts, which included a massive letter-writing campaign, prompted President Truman to launch an investigation and changed military policy towards the DP camps and survivors living there.

Guest speaker Yetta Marchuck-Selengut is a distinguished Holocaust educator. She was born in St. Ottilien to survivor-parents. Ms. Marchuck-Selengut will moderate a Q&A session following the film.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is the latest in a series of Kristallnacht presentations organized by the Kovacs family in memory of Susan Nelson Glasser. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email [email protected].

Congregation Shomrei Torah is located at 19-10 Morlot Avenue in Fair Lawn.

‘Niggunim with Neshama’ Coming to Congregation Beth Aaron

On Saturday evening, October 31, at 8:30, Congregation Beth Aaron and Renewal will present “Niggunim with Neshama,” a kumzitz and concert.

The program will feature Rabbi Avraham Willig and his brothers, accompanied by their father, Rav Mordechai Willig, and include previews of their upcoming album. The cost is $18 per ticket and $30 for VIP admission.

RSVP to [email protected].

Congregation Beth Aaron is located at 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck. Renewal is an organization dedicated to assisting people suffering from various forms of kidney disease, and saving lives through kidney donation.

Daughters of Israel Sponsor of ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

Daughters of Israel was a proud sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter’s 2015 “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” for the ninth consecutive year. Staff members and volunteers came out to support the Daughters of Israel team at the October 25 event, which took place at Bergen Community College in Paramus. Daughters of Israel, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, has a state-certified Alzheimer’s unit, the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Special Care Unit at Barnhard Pavilion.

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